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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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We brew our beer in New York, about halfway between the hop fields of the Pacific Northwest and the hop fields of Kent, England. So we use earthy English hops to build the foundation and bright citrusy American hops to bring the noise in the rambunctious IPA we call BLAST! British Maris Otter and German Pilsner malts lends solidity, balance and bready flavors to brace up a beer that’s beautifully hoppy, strangely quaffable and oddly compelling. Minerally hop bitterness is followed by a shock wave of flavor and aroma. You won’t even know what hit you.

Malts: Scottish Floor-malted Maris Otter, German Pilsner Malt

Hops: Willamette, Magnum, Cascade, Fuggle, Aurora, Zythos, Bravo, Simcoe, Sorachi Ace, Amarillo, Experiment 6300
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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Orange w/ peachy highlights. Some lacing. White head. Some pinetrees and ugli fruit in the aroma. Citrusy hops mixed with floral hops. Unfortunate alcohol bite at the finish that cheapens the experience. By the end of the pint it starts to get abrasive and soapy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (1379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Keg in the Head of Steam, Durham. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Starts with loads of juicy tropical fruit flavour and a hint of spice before a pleasant bitter finish. Very tasty and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1379) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours a hazy brown orange with a white head. Aroma is malt, floral, some fruit and hops. Taste is sweetish and bitter. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Draft at the Blind Tiger. For aroma, there is a noticable amount of earthy malt, citrus/grapefruit hops, pine hops, and floral hops. The flavor is very much of the floral hops, and is slightly above average for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1376) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
Dunkel lys gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av malt, karamel og grapefrukt. Smak av malt, karamel og grapefrukt. Søtlig bitter avslutning. Melkebaren.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1375) - Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Draft at crunchy's. hazy gold with a citrus and malt nose. Smooth and good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1374) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Jensen Beach - saving a bit yet, but had inspiration from reading article from the brewer, thanks bro! Pours Poured an orangey yellow with an off white head. Almost no lacing. Aroma has citrus and pine. And more citrus and pine. A bit of bubblegum later. Taste is of citrus and pine, heavy resin, and some sweeter caramelly malts in the solid backbone. Medium bodied and sticky. Light alcohol presence. Finishes more to the bitter side of bittersweet. This is not a top 10 DIPA, or even close to it, but it is solid and tasty, and likely this breweries’ best offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2009
A nice double IPA. Hazy gold pour, good white head, good lacing. Good mouth feel. Now the important stuff: Great bitterness and grapefruit citrus hops, with some floral notes as well, and a solid sweet malt backbone for balance. Long bitter finish. Stands up nicely to a serious chili.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1364) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2012
on draft poured an orangish color with white fluffy head that lingered. the lacing was ok thought it would be more considering the style of beer. the aroma of hops and citris and some pine. the flavor of grapefruit and other citrus type hops was dominate. very good flavor from this. havent had a good brooklyn beer in awhile..but this one rocked.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1361) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle, best before June 2014. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a clear golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells mostly like citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit) and floral/earthy hops, along with some bready malt. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but with the addition of some lemon peel, candided oranges, and some peppery spice. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s slick and creamy, and is well carbonated. I thought this was a good brew, nice mix of using both American and English hops. I’d buy this again, definitely worth trying. $2.59 for a single at World Market.


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